bright light ! discog
'yes! i am a long way from home'

lyrics 1

these lyrics appear at the beginning of the song and, according to the official mogwai website, are read by mari myren from bergen, norway. she's a friend of the band and helped organise a trip to norway, which was the first time the band ever played outised the uk. she was reading from a bergen student newspaper.

erm, cos this music can put a human being in a trance like state and deprive them of the sneaking feeling of existing, cos music is bigger than words and wider than pictures.
erm, if someone said that mogwai is... are the stars i would not object. if the stars had a sound, it would sound like this.
er... this... the punishment for these solemn words can be hard. can blood boil like this at the sound of a noisy tape that i've heard? erm, i know one thing, on saturday the sky will crumble together, or something? erm, with a huge bang um... er, to fit into the tape.


lyrics 2

the following is a re-reversal of the reversed lyrics that appear near the end of the song. they are read by barry burns before he became a full-time member of the band.

what? start speaking now?
when i shag a bird you'd think antarctica had defrosted on her bed.
sometimes when i'm puffing hash i get a bird to suck my dong.
often when i don't clean my knob i get my sister to lick the cheese off my helmet.
everytime i put my arse off i smell shite all day.
once i was eating and i had to shoot my spunkhole so show us your head you slag!
i used to run about, you wee guys know that but i never touch him right?!

music starts to drown out and everyone bursts into laughter.